KATHMANDU, April 9: Minister for Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that new education act will be brought in a year.
Speaking at an interaction with the social development ministers and secretaries of the seven provinces in Kathmandu, Minister Pokharel said, "The old rules and regulations based on the 47-year-old Education Act will be replaced with a new education act next [Nepali] year."
The provincial ministers urged the MoEST to hand over universities, vocational institutions, National Examinations Board, resources and manpower to the provinces as per the spirit of the Constitution of Nepal.
Minister Pokharel complained that local bodies have been found wrongly issuing permissions to new private schools under the Company Act. "The eighth amendment to the Education Act provisions that new schools shall be governed by Trust Act. The local bodies should immediately stop such irresponsible act," Minister Pokharel said.